State Awards $1 Million Grant for Arlington Municipal Airport Improvements
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on September 05, 2019, September 05, 2019

The Texas Transportation Commission has awarded approximately $1 million in funding to the Arlington Municipal Airport for fencing improvements.The Texas Transportation Commission has awarded approximately $1 million in funding to the Arlington Municipal Airport for fencing improvements.

The state grant will cover about 80 percent of the cost of Arlington’s planned $1,250,000 perimeter fencing project. New fencing and gates along Southwest Green Oaks and South Collins Street will provide greater security. The wildlife-resistant fence will be constructed east and south of existing creeks, allowing wildlife to roam freely while keeping animals away from the runway and other aircraft movement areas, Airport Manager Karen VanWinkle said. The Arlington Municipal Airport sees approximately 80,000 aircraft landings and takeoffs each year, serving corporate, cargo, flight training, and small, recreational aircraft.

The Texas Department of Transportation expects to provide about $60 million in funding for planning, construction and maintenance of community airports across the state this year through its Aviation Facilities Grant Program. Arlington is one of about 275 airports in Texas that are eligible for this funding.

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